Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer – Bewdley Town council

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BEWDLEY TOWN COUNCIL
Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Bewdley Town Council.

Background summary
Welcome to Bewdley, situated in the Wyre Forest District and described as the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire. Located on the River Severn, its name says it all – from the French words Beau Lieu – “beautiful place”.

Bewdley is a popular town with both visitors and its residents. Within the town there is a lot to see including its river walks, museum, churches, beautiful gardens, the Severn Valley Railway, not to mention well over 20 pubs, takeaways and restaurants.

The council’s expenditure budget for 2021/22 is £247,073. The precept received is £200,585 which requires a contribution from the Band D Council tax payer of £55.56.

Job summary
The Town Clerk is the lead member of staff, responsible for managing the Council’s employees including office and cleaning staff. No two days are the same for the Town Clerk, whose responsibilities are diverse: from managing key projects and facilities to dealing with local residents’ concerns. Bewdley has around 10,000 residents represented by 13 Town Councillors, 5 District Councillors and 2 County Councillors.

Bewdley Town Council is looking for an innovator with strong administration / organisational capabilities and a comprehensive practical knowledge of Microsoft 365. Some experience in financial management
is required together with knowledge of local government, however full training will be provided for the latter. Evening work is required as per the Committee schedule and occasionally weekends working will be expected.

The successful candidate would be expected to hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration or be willing to attain it within 2 years of starting in post.

The job holder will be expected to work full-time from the Town Council’s office in the centre of Bewdley. Remuneration is based on the national pay scale LC2, SCP 29 – 32 (£32,910 – £35,748).

The job description and person specification documents are available online with the application form here: www.bewdleytowncouncil.org and will be supplied when an application form is requested by phone, call on 01299 400157, or by email to office@bewdleytowncouncil.org

All completed application forms must be received by 3pm,
Monday 27th September 2021.
Interviews will be held 6th/7th October 2021

Borough House
6 Load Street
Bewdley
DY12 2AF
Tel: 01299 400157
www.bewdleytowncouncil.org

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